"The project affected persons (PAPs) have agreed to the state government's offer to provide 22.5 percent developed land for the acquisition of their 371 hectares," Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said in Mumbai after a meeting with officials and leaders of PAPS.
    
"Earlier, it was decided that they should be given 12.5 percent of (developed) land and also as cash compensation. It has now been decided to give additional 10 percent land," Chavan told reporters.
    
"This proposal was put forward before the project affected and has been accepted by their leaders."
    
"It has been decided to return 22.5 percent of the land to the project-affected and give 1.5 percent FSI on 12.5 percent land and 2.5 percent FSI on remaining 10 percent. So, on an average around 2 percent FSI will be given," Chavan said.
    
This is expected to pave the way for the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), the nodal agency for the project, for inviting request for qualification (RFQ) for the project. Delay in acquisition of land had forced CIDCO to defer the invitation of RFQ.
    
Today's development comes ahead of the meeting convened by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Chavan on November 13 to review the progress of the project.

(Agencies)

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